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Conference Schedule

2012 Conference Information
Date: September 22, 2012
Times: 1:00-5:00 p.m. (Registration Opens at 12:30 p.m.)
5:00-7:00 p.m. Optional Networking Reception
Location: The George Washington University Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st. St. NW, Washington, DC

Detailed Schedule
12:30-1:00 p.m.: Conference Registration
12:30-2:30 p.m.: Resume Critiques
1:00-1:30 p.m.: Conference Introduction
1:30-2:15 p.m.: Concurrent Workshops
2:30-3:15 p.m.: Concurrent Panels
3:15-3:45 p.m.: Coffee Break
3:45-4:30 p.m.: Concurrent Panels
4:30-5:00 p.m.: Conference Closing
5:00-7:00 p.m.: Networking Reception at the Embassy of Spain

Resume Critiques

Those who sign up for a Resume Critique during online registration will be able to meet one-on-one with a career services professional or executive to review their resume. The participants will especially focus on how to highlight their international experiences to employers via their resume or CV.

Concurrent Workshops

Participants will choose one of two workshops to attend at the beginning of the conference. These workshops will be interactive and allow you to focus on either the stages of re-entry from your study abroad experience or how to identify and apply the skills you learned abroad in your professional ambitions and aspirations.

Workshop Descriptions

You CAN go Home Again: Working Through the Stages of Re-entry
What does it feel like to come home again after living in another culture and experiencing change on so many levels?  Is it possible to feel sadness, elation, discomfort and growth during the process of coming home again? Could it be possible that both you and home have changed? This workshop will help students to understand the phases of re-entry, while identifying their own personal journey and learning from other students having similar experiences. Workshop participants will learn how to identify and articulate changes in themselves, while recognizing some inevitable parts that come along with the process. The workshop will also help students ask themselves, “What now?” when examining how to keep those positive changes alive in the short-term and as they relate to long-term educational, personal and professional goals.  

Making Meaning Out of Memories
What does your study abroad experience mean to future employers or professional school? How can you demonstrate that you had more than just a "good time" abroad? This workshop aims to help students clearly identify transferable skills gained as a result of their study abroad experience. Participants will learn how to articulate these skills and will prepare meaningful examples to use in a professional setting.

Concurrent Panels

Participants will be able to attend two out of three panel discussion sessions offered during the conference. The three panels will be:
  • Teach/Volunteer Abroad
  • International Careers
  • Graduate School, Research, and Fellowships abroad
All panels will feature experts in these areas and allow ample time for participant questions and answers. To read descriptions of the panels and biographies of the panelists, click here.

Networking Reception

Directly following the closing session of the conference, students, facilitators, and speakers will have the opportunity to attend at networking reception at the Embassy of Spain, just two blocks from the conference venue. There will be light food and drinks served. There will also be a cash bar. Please indicate on the online registration form if you be interested in attending and bring a State-issued ID in order to go through security at the embassy.

Last modified 11/27/2012